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Sandy Hook Memorial Playground Opens In Sea Bright

 

Organizers have opened the first two of several memorial playgrounds that are being built across the region in honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. Schoolhouse massacre.

Ben Pinto and his dad Dean at groundbreaking of playground being built in memory of Jack Pinto in Union Beach
Ben Pinto and his dad Dean at groundbreaking of playground being built in memory of Jack Pinto in Union Beach (WNYW TV(

The playground that opened Saturday in Sea Bright honors special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy.

The playgrounds — one for each child and teacher killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School — are being built in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

A playground in memory of 6-year-old Jack Pinto was opened on Friday in Fireman’s Park in Union Beach.

The project, named “The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play,” is being spearheaded by New Jersey’s Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association. It connects the two tragedies that share the name “Sandy.”

Sea Bright was chosen for the its playground because of the level of devastation brought by Sandy.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

 

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